Monday March 9, 2015– Roy Jones Jr. Boxing presents the “Battle of the Belts” on March 13th at the We Ko Pa Resort in Arizona. “Bronco” Wright will defend Heavyweight titles vs. Brazilian Gilberto Matheus Domingos; Milorac Zizic vs. Louis Rose for the NABF Middleweight crown.
Billy “Bronco” Wright, born in Morenci, Arizona, and now fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, will defend several titles against challenger Gilberto Matheus “Magico” Domingos, from Sao Paolo, Brazil in the main event of the card titled “Battle of the Belts” scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2015.
First bell is slated for 7:00 pm.
The event is presented by Roy Jone Jr. Boxing, managed by Keith Veltre and newly licensed by the Arizona Boxing Commission. It will be held at the We Ko Pa Resort and Casino, in Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale, Arizona and features two proven knockout artists.
Wright will come in with a 46-4 record, including 37 knockouts. He comes in with a 12 fight knockout streak. He will be defending his WBC Heavyweight Latin America, Fecarbox, and USNBC titles in a bout that will probably not go the scheduled distance.
Matheus Domingos, in the other hand, comes in with a 22-2 record, including 20 knockouts. He has won two Brazilian National Light Heavyweight titles and a South American title. Known as an “action” fighter, the “Magic Man” has 11 first-round knockouts and 4 second-round stoppages.
Both fighters have a lot at stake in the fight. At age 29, Matheus Domingos wants to break into the international heavyweight scene and emulate Jose Adilson “Maguila” Rodrigues dos Santos, a former Brazilian heavyweight boxer who became the World Boxing Federation heavyweight Champion in 1996. Rodrigues also resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has been a Mateus Domingos adviser.
The co main event will be a title fight between Montenegro’s Middleweight Milorac “Hammer Hand” Zizic (11-0, 5 KOs) and Louie Rose (11-2; 3 KOs). They will be fighting for the vacant NABF Middleweight title.
Zizic will be making his second U.S. start after beating Dennis Sharpe in North Carolina in June 2014.
This European fighter left his family in Montenegro and relocated to Las Vegas, to pursue his dream of becoming a World Champion. He already has a promise from his government that they would sponsor a World Championship fight, should he reach that opportunity in his career.
Rose’s story is just, if not more, interesting. He grew up in the Los Angeles area without his parents, mostly with his aunt, and moved from one relative’s house to another, as well as sleep in his car, when he was homeless. Panayiotis Carabatsos, a restaurant owner in Los Angeles, who adopted him and is now his boxing trainer. Louis’ career as a professional boxer also looks promising. He is a rising California middleweight prospect who has upset several unbeaten fighters and surprised the crowd. Rose defeated Gino McClellan, Delen Parsley and Akil Auguste in succession, fighters with a combined record of 21-0, to begin a 7 fight winning streak, before losing to unbeaten Ievgen “The Ukranian Lion” Khytrov last November.
The undercard, pending commission’s approval, currently includes: Anthoy Villareal vs Jesus Serrano (6 rounds); Demond Brook vs Wilbert Lopez (6 rounds); Emmanuel Nieves vs Rocco Espinoza (4 Rounds) and Jeff Tabriza vs Jose Martell (4 Rounds).
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Mar 13, 2015 10:00 PM EDT
Venue: WeKoPa Resort and Conference Center
Location: Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ
“Bronco” Billy Wright vs. Gilberto Matheus “El Magico” Domingos
Milorad “Micko” Zizic vs. Louis “The Unknown” Rose
Solomon “Mr. Jones” Egberime vs. Pipino “Gerardo” Cuevas Jr
Wilberth Lopez vs. Demond “Body Shot” Brock
Jeff Tabrizi vs. Carlos Castillo
Emmanuel “Manny” Nieves vs. Percy Peterson
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